Glazed Cake Donuts

How to make Glazed Cake Donuts.

Ingredients: Makes 8

  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup whole buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ¼ all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for work surface
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • Rainbow or chocolate candy sprinkles


  1. Stir together brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk, butter, and egg in a small bowl; add to sugar mixture, and whisk to combine.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of the flour until blended.
  4. Stir in 1 more cup of the flour until blended.
  5. If dough is too sticky to handle, stir in remaining ¼ cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until just dry enough to handle.
  6. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
  7. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch in a large cast-iron skillet and fit with a deep-fry thermometer; heat to 350°F over medium-high.
  8. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll to ½-inch thickness.
  9. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out 8 rounds; use a 1-inch round cutter to cut out holes in the center.
  10. Working with a few at a time, and being sure not to overcrowd the skillet, gently lower donuts into hot oil.
  11. Fry, turning once, until golden brown and done, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  12. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain, and let cool completely.
  13. Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the milk in a small bowl.
  14. Add remaining 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if you prefer a thinner glaze.
  15. Dip one side of donuts into glaze, and sprinkle with candy sprinkles and place on a parchment lined sheet until set.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
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